Do what you Love in 2011 – You Don’t Need Fixing!

by inspire on December 29, 2010

Photo by Evgeni Dinev www.FreeDigitalPhotos.netIt’s that time of year again when we all start thinking about those parts of ourselves that we need to “fix” – we need to earn more, lose weight, get fitter, give up smoking and drinking and so on. There’s countless products on the market that offer us the “perfect” solution and try to hypnotise us into believing that if we buy certain “products” we’ll be “fixed!”.

Let’s consider this for a moment. Did you set any new years resolutions last year? Did you actually achieve any of them? Can you even remember if you set any and what were they because most people will have forgotten them before the month of January is over. So what’s the problem?

Well forcing ourselves to do something we don’t like doing in the hope that some time in the future we’ll be happy is never going to be an easy road. Not only that, embarking on a journey of self inflicted misery will not create happiness anyway, except for a few moments when we reach our perceived summit and let go of the inflicted misery!

Well what if you don’t need fixing at all. What if we’re already good enough, have more than enough and are “pure, perfect and complete”. What then?

Even just take a moment to consider that this might actually be true. Take a few deep breaths and think about it.

How does it feel? I know for me when I do, it feels so freeing, it feels great. No more chasing. No more struggling and striving to “fix” myself. No more comparing myself to others and telling myself “I’ve still a long way to go!”

But how can you motivate yourself, you may be asking? The only reason we need motivation is because we are not really pursuing a path that we love. If we love what we do, we don’t need any motivation we simply love doing it.

I remember hearing a radio interview with Patricia Scanlan, a very well known author, when she was bringing out her tenth novel. The interviewer said “you must be very disciplined to keep yourself writing all the time”. Her reply was “no absolutely not, I love writing. I’d spend the whole day writing and writing. It’s cleaning the house that I have to discipline myself to do!”

What do you love to pursue? If someone told you in 2011 you’ll be pursuing a particular path that you love, what would it be? Maybe it’s to write your first book? Maybe it’s to travel? Maybe it’s to create your own business doing what you’re passionate about? Maybe it’s sharing what you love and are passionate about with others.

What’s are the biggest challenges you’ll face in 2011 should you decide to do this? Probably having enough time to do it. You won’t need to motivate yourself to do it because you love it. You won’t need to “fix” yourself first because you know you’re already pure, perfect and complete. Another challenge will be your sense of urgency of how to get your message out there to as many people as possible, whether thats your book, your music, your business or whatever.

And the very interesting thing that will happen is all those other “fixes” you thought you needed – losing weight, having enough money, having the perfect relationship, “being good enough” or whatever will sort themselves out.

When you’re doing what you love, you don’t feel like eating junk food. When you’re doing what you love you are wise with your money and don’t spend it on “things” which you think will make you feel better. You realise one of the great purpose’s of relationships is not to find happiness but to do your part in creating happiness.

But do you know what the biggest challenge of all may be in 2011? Believing that what I’m saying here is true.

Be Inspired!

Sean M Kelly

Sean M Kelly

PS: In 2011 I’m setting up a membership site where you can pursue what you love . For twelve months we will focus on making major progress in inspiring and helping you pursue what you love. Specifically we will offer you the following:

  • a place to connect with others who are pursuing what they love
  • inspirational lessons delivered in articles, videos and audio
  • at least monthly teleclasses and/or webinars on progressing with what you love
  • a place to share your talents and what you love to an appreciative, encouraging and inspirational audience
  • a forum to discuss, question and learn
  • each month will focus on a specific theme in pursuing what you love – the first will be creating your vision for doing what you love in 2011
  • the site will also evolve during the year based on what you’re needs are in helping you as much as possible to pursue and nourish what you love

The site will be launched in mid-January. One of the greatest challenges is being connected with people who believe in you and what you love. That is one of the primary intentions of this new site – a social network of people who are pursuing what they love and encouraging others to do the same.

If interested just email me on sean@seanmkelly.com

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Brian Matthews December 31, 2010 at 6:58 am

Good Morning Sean,
Thank you for your help over the yeard.
Kind regards,
Brian.

inspire December 31, 2010 at 9:59 am

Hi Brian

Your very welcome Brian. Great to hear from you and I hope all is well.

Have a great 2011!

Sean

anngladys February 16, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Thank u for inspiring pple.

inspire February 24, 2011 at 7:36 am

Hi Ann

Thanks for your comment and feedback. I’m putting up a new article today which you may also enjoy. It’s called “Can’t find a dream job? Create Your Own”. Its by a guest author and very well known blogger – Leo Babauta.

May You Always Be Inspired!
Best wishes
Seán

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